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Please help - a few more meals to plan for August trip!

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Please help - a few more meals to plan for August trip!

TeacherFoodie | Jun 21, 2013 03:08 PM

Hello Chicago hounds!!

Before finalizing my itinerary for our trip in August, I need a little help from the hounds.

1) Tuesday late dinner/snack after the cubs game (near the cubs game or on the way back to the hotel).

2) Wednesday late dinner/snack (10:30ish?) after watching the fireworks at Navy Pier (somewhere close to Navy Pier or on the way back North via taxi or transit to our hotel - Public Chiacgo)?

3) We also have one undecided dinner for a Thursday night in the Millenium Park Area. For lunch that day we are going to Blackbird.

About us:
We will be visiting from Toronto and are hoping to sample some of Chicago's great restaurants. We are in our mid-30s and generally enjoy most types of cuisine.

For both late dinners, we are looking for a casual place with great food. For the undecided dinner, a nicer restaurant (not Alinea or fine-dining, but something with mains under $30).

Just to give you a better idea of what we like, we have already booked Frontera Grill (for lunch - just booked - thanks nsxtasy), Girl and the Goat (dinner), Sable (dinner), and Blackbird (lunch). Other places we plan to go for breakfast/lunch are Southport Cafe, Batter and Berries, Yolk, Wishbone, Original Pancake House, French Market (to graze), and possibly Jam. I am also considering Lou Malnati's for lunch on the day we arrive but am wondering if I should try deep dish from a restaurant that is not a chain.

I feel like we are missing hot-dog, deep dish pizza, beef sandwich, The Purple Pig, possibly another Mexican place (we both LOVE Mexican), and anything else?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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